• Five Schools Trial Solutions to Reduce Plastics

    August 20, 2019

    Honiara, Solomon Islands — Five Honiara schools are trying for 10 weeks to replace single-use plastics in their lunch service through a new waste management initiative. Koloale, Florence Young and Emmaus schools are trialing a refundable-fee scheme, which involves lunch vendors or the school canteen serving lunches with reusable containers. Students are refunded a small […]

  • PNG Environment Minister wants plastic ban enforced by November

    August 6, 2019

    Papua New Guinea Environment, Conservation and Climate Change Minister Geoffrey Kama wants an outright ban on the manufacture, import and use of single-use plastic shopping bags in the country by November. Kama told journalists in Port Moresby that the ban introduced by former minister Sir John Pundari was a noble move which he wanted to […]

  • Impact of climate adaptation methods used for Nguna and Pele

    August 15, 2017

    BY: Evelyne Toa, The Daily Post Pele and Nguna islands are off-shore islands of Efate, Shefa Province, with the distance between their closest points about 100 metres. Pele with a population of 400 has a land area of 4.3 square kilometres, highest point of 198 metres and with four villages. Nguna is a bigger island […]

  • Living on the Edge of Climate Change

    August 10, 2017

    By: Ofani Eremae, Solomon Star The sinking island of Fanalei STANDING outside his home at Fouele settlement, Fredrick Maeaba gazes across the calm waters of Port Adam passage in the southern region of Malaita. His eyes were fixed on Fanalei Island, located some four kilometres across the waters. He was once a resident on that […]

  • Urban Flooding, a New Threat to the Capital of Solomon Islands

    August 7, 2017

    BY: BEN BILUA, The Island Sun LEADERS of Solomon Islands, a tiny country in the pacific now realise the importance of preparedness to comprehend the impact of climate change and the changing weather pattern. In recent years, climate change has brought in new challenges for the local government and other stakeholders to mitigate. Preparedness was […]

  • The Island Way of Addressing Climate Change

    July 26, 2017

    By: Quintina Naime, LoopPNG The people of Mbuke Island in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea are making progress through adaption and mitigation efforts to address climate change. The Mbuke islanders have silently suffered the long term effects of climate change, caused by global warming, for over five decades now. With a population of 420, the […]

  • Department of climate change expected in 2018

    March 29, 2017

    By: JONAS CULLWICK/Vanuatu Daily Post It is expected that the Government will officially establish a Department for Climate Change in 2018. This is according to the Director of Meteorological Services and Geo-hazards, David Gibson, when he opened a three-day training workshop on Climate Change for Vanuatu journalists at the department’s conference room in Port Vila […]

  • Fiji, Ethiopia talk climate change and health issues

    January 10, 2017

    By: CHARLENE LANYON/The Fiji Times FIJI and Ethiopia have not contributed much to the climate change “we are facing now but that doesn’t mean that we should not be involved in the solutions”, says Ethiopia’s special adviser to the Prime Minister, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Dr Ghebreyesus was on a two-day visit to Fiji and […]

  • Fijians in low lying areas need to be wary – Bainimarama

    December 14, 2016

    By: MAGGIE BOYLE/Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Permanent Secretary for National Disaster Management Office Meleti Bainimarama is calling on communities living in low lying areas to be alert and to continually monitor the weather. “We’re looking at warning people living in low lying areas to be very wary of the weather should it change especially when darkness […]

  • Forced displacement last option, says Tuvalu PM

    December 13, 2016

    By: CHARLENE LANYON/The Fiji Times PACIFIC Island nations need to address the issue of climate change displaced communities as it affects livelihoods, culture and society, says Tuvalu’s Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga. Speaking during a press conference at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) office in Suva yesterday, Mr […]